VISAKHAPATNAM – India thrashed England by 246 runs in the second Test on Monday.

Chasing an unlikely 405 for victory, England were bowled out 20 minutes after lunch for 158 as India grabbed a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, after the first Test was drawn.

The victory was India´s second biggest against England by runs after they won by 279 runs at Leeds 30 years ago.

Ashwin, the leading Test wicket-taker this year, once again turned on the heat against the English batsmen who resumed their chase at 87 for two but lost their last eight wickets for just 71 runs.

The hosts had reclaimed the advantage on the fourth day after Jadeja trapped England skipper Alastair Cook lbw for 54 on what turned out to be the last ball of the day.

After conceding a 200-run deficit in the first innings, England will take heart from their spirited bowling second time around.

Fast bowler Stuart Broad and leg-spinner Adil Rashid claimed four wickets each to dismiss India for 204.

For India, Kohli scored a sparkling 167 in the first innings followed by a gritty 81 in the second knock.

India leading the series 1-0.

The action now shifts to Mohali for the third Test starting November 26.